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Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a former Soldier, Ex-Cpl Sa’idu Lawal, for kidnapping, armed robbery, illegal possession of prohibited firearms and gun running.

This is contained in a press statement made available to Press by Police Public Relations Officer of Zamfara Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, Anipr.

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- Advertising
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- Development Communications⁠
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- ⁠⁠Journalism and Media Studies
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- ⁠Public Relations
- ⁠Strategic Communication

According to the State’s Commissioner of police, CP Kolo Yusuf psc, the following were recovered from the suspect: 1 AK-47 Rifle Breech No. Q971987, 1 AK-49 Rifle Breech No. 34-7094, 200 7.6mm Rounds of Live Ammunition, 501 7.62X51mm Rounds of GPMG Live Ammunition and 8 Empty Magazines.

Sa’idu Lawal, who was an Ex-service personnel of the Nigeria Army attached 73 Battalion Janguza Army Barracks Kano, was arrested along Abuja – Kaduna enroute Zamfara State on 27th August, 2022 by the Police Tactical / Escort Team attached to the CP of Zamfara State Police Command, who acted on actionable intelligence.

Sa’idu Lawal was reported to specialized in Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Gun Running and other heinous crimes that have for long been disturbing the peace and security of Zamfara State and neighbouring Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Kebbi and Sokoto States.

The statement read in part, “On 27th August, 2022 at about 1730hrs, Police Tactical/Escort Team attached to the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police Command, CP Kolo Yusuf psc acted on actionable intelligence that led to the arrest of the above named suspect who was an Ex-service personnel of the Nigeria Army attached 73 Battalion Janguza Army Barracks Kano. The suspect was intercepted with a Pontiac Vibe vehicle with registration number KRD 686 CY Lagos, along Abuja – Kaduna enroute Zamfara State. Search was conducted on the spot and the above mentioned exhibits were recovered in his possession.”

“NAME OF SUSPECT: – Ex-Cpl Sa’idu Lawal ‘M’ aged 41 years old
EXHIBITS RECOVERED: – 1 AK-47 Rifle Breech No. Q971987 1 AK-49 Rifle Breech No. 34-7094 200 7.6mm Rounds of Live Ammunition 501 7.62X51mm Rounds of GPMG Live Ammunition
8 Empty Magazines”.

“In the course interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was to convey the said exhibits from Loko LGA of Nasarawa State to his customer one Dogo Hamza ‘M’ of Bacha village in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State. The suspect further confessed that he had previously supplied same consignment to his other customers in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kebbi States respectively.

Discreet investigation is in progress with a view to arresting his partners of this dastardly crime.”


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